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But although related to Anne Boleyn, he had fallen out with her, and he was also just as closely related to Jane Seymour. Jane and Anne were also second cousins, so Anne (and others) knew the past scandal of her unofficial betrothal to William Dormer.
Which also meant Jane had at least some experience with men.
It could be possible this had been the inspiration to form an excuse to get shot of his wife when he met someone else. Edward's sister Jane is said by some historians, to have been still single as the scandal of her brother's divorce put off her wedding arrangements to William Dormer, but actually Jane and William had fallen in love and become betrothed, when she was 14 and he was 19, which would have been in about 1522 (according to some calculations - however definite ages and dates are not recorded).
William's parents did not approve of the match, and broke the engagement between the young couple, having already arranged for William to marry Mary Sidney.
Advertising you that there is a ballad made lately of great derision against us, which if it go abroad and is seen by you; I pray you to pay no manner of regard to it.In which impertinent curiosity, he was so far satisfied, as to behold a Gentleman of his acquaintance, in a more familiar posture with his wife, than was agreeable to the the Honour of either Party.To which Diabolical illusion he is said to have given so much credit, that he did not only estrange himself from her society at his coming home, but furnished his next wife with an excellent opportunity for pressing him to the disinheriting of his former Children." On this flimsy evidence, Edward Seymour's wife Catherine was dumped into a convent and her father expected to pay for it.Thus hoping, shortly to receive you in these arms, I end for the present, "Your own loving servant and sovereign, "H. Both liked their food - Jane still looks a little plump and double-chinned in her flattering Holbein portrait.She particularly liked fattened little game birds like quail and ortalan.